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International Rose Test Garden: Tours & Tickets

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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
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400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit. A " must see". Whether you like flowers or not is extremely impressive. You will find different types, scents and colors. The gift shop is very unique as well.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 869jefferyq
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the Max to the Washington Park stop, took the elevator to the entrance level of the park and then caught the free Washington Park Free Shuttle to the stop for the 'International Rose Test Garden' [free] and 'Portland Japanese Garden' [a fee]. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Roses are amazing. The area is well kept. Definately a must do in Portland. The shuttle is a bonus.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TrinidadChick
Reviewed 2 days ago

We weren't sure that Roses would be plentiful this time of the year, but we were delighted to find that not only are there plenty of roses, the smells of Mother nature are wonderful! We also found the Grass Lawn Sculpture depicting Halloween and Fall...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank POLO47
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like roses you will want to stop here. Very pretty grounds. This is right across the street from the Japanese Garden, which we did not originally know when we were thinking of stopping here also. Lots of varieties and colors of roses makes...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MaddysTrip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful fall day to enjoy the roses! A must see when visiting Portland! Take your time and stop and smell the roses

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lovetotravel7304
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the time. The garden is absolutely beautiful, covered with roses of all colors and shape, some we had never seen before.Dogs are allowed!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dominiques855
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was huge! So many roses in so many different colors and varieties. I took so many pictures.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rtbond
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not into flowers or gardening, but some of the roses at this place are amazing. Definitely worth a visit. Vivid colors, fantastic assortment of roses.

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

The International Rose Test Garden is a beautiful park of an incredible number of different roses. Well maintained. Description of the roses could be improved. The majority of the various roses come from a small number of nurseries.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jan J
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3 August 2019|
Response from S1940FYjoep | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the international rose test garden for that question. The Chinese garden only has a gift shop.
23 June 2019|
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Response from nighthawk311 | Reviewed this property |
yes, on a leash.
3 August 2018|
Response from Judy G | Reviewed this property |
There should still be roses blooming, unless there is an early frost.